Senate debates

Thursday, 16 February 2017


Parliamentarians' Entitlements

11:48 am

Photo of Richard Di NataleRichard Di Natale (Victoria, Australian Greens) Share this | Hansard source

No, we haven't had this motion. I move:

That the Senate—

(a) notes that:

  (i) senators are paid an annual allowance of $32,000, known as an electorate allowance, and

  (ii) the purpose of this allowance is to cover expenses incurred by a senator in discharging their electoral responsibilities; and

(b) calls on all senators to commit to spending their electorate allowance on their electorate and their electorate responsibilities, rather than using it to top up their already generous salary.


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